Year 3 & 4 - Chestnut Class

Welcome to Chestnut 

Class Teachers - Mrs Campbell & Mrs Stevens

Support Staff - Mrs Phillips & Mrs Bradshaw


Summer Term 1

Class Reader

We will aim to read together everyday and will start with Zombierella by Joseph Coelho..


Fiction 1: Stories with humour

Using David Walliams’ Billionaire Boy and Mr Stink, we will investigate, read and write humorous stories. Chestnut, will exercise their imagination and develop rounded characters as they explore their own humorous style as they investigate the distinctive style of other authors. They will investigate dialogue and structure, and organise paragraphs appropriately.




Non-fiction 1: Persuasive writing

Are zoos good or bad? Chestnut, will look at information to help them decide their own opinion on this matter, beginning with Zoo by Anthony Browne and Rainbow Bear by Michael Morpurgo before moving on to analysing different persuasive writing. Finally they will write to persuade us to be for or against zoos!

Maths (select applicable year)



We will be working scientifically, learning about animals including humans. We will be investigating the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in human. Chestnut, will identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions. They will explore a variety of food chains, identifying produces, predators and prey.


Foundation Subjects